Thane Hubbell has been a COBOL programmer for 15 years. Thane possesses a working knowledge on a variety of systems, from mainframes to minis to PCs. He has designed and developed full scale systems from the initial concept or idea to the deployed product. Through his role as a flight instructor, Thane has come to understand how people learn and think in high pressure situations — like in a programming environment . Initially a self taught programmer, with later education from IBM, Thane knows what it takes to learn a programming language on your own and how to teach one.